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Susan Benson (#47622040)
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Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves
Valhalla Photo Request
Hi, I saw your request for Lorraine Schaefer's headstone photo. I take a lot of pics there, however, I only do volunteer photos if I either randomly come across the headstone or the person requesting it has the burial location. This particular cemetery is very unhelpful and pretty much won't give plot information to volunteers like me, so I've given up asking them. If, however, you call and ask for the plot location as a family member they should be able to give it to you, then you add it to the memorial and it makes it much easier for the volunteer to find. That is why this cemetery has so many unfulfilled requests. :(

Added by Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves on Mar 12, 2016 7:24 AM

Betty Alberts
RE: Ellen Carpenterţ
You are most welcome. I enjoy adding information to memorials that I have available to me. Betty

Added by Betty Alberts on Nov 20, 2015 5:20 AM

J. Rupert
You are very welcome!

Added by J. Rupert on Nov 14, 2015 7:34 PM

Billie Keaffaber
RE: Johann Stephen Brecht information
Susan are you related to Johan Stephen Brecht?

Added by Billie Keaffaber on Jul 19, 2015 6:25 PM

Connie Cox
there son Leroy had a son also name Leroy this is my grandfather. If you would like you can look at my site . I know that they live in Gunman town ans there children live there My Dad is William F Sherard. he use to take us there there was a Aunt and Uncle that live there. My Grand Father Leroy had three other Children with his first wife. Pleas feel free to my find a grave. And my Son my
be able to help you.

Added by Connie Cox on Jun 23, 2015 5:30 PM

Connie Cox
My last name was Sherard
My last Name Was Sherard Sidny is my great great Grandmonther

Added by Connie Cox on Jun 22, 2015 7:56 PM

RE: Cora Luella Roberts Frazier
You are very welcome

Added by thomasbiggins on Jun 13, 2015 7:29 AM

Clay Turner
RE: Pvt Vachael Benson
Thank you, especially when it's an unknown grave I try to make it as nice and as symbolic as I can. Glad you like the picture.
sincerely, Clay.

Added by Clay Turner on Jun 08, 2015 8:55 PM

Colin Baird
RE: Savilla Bailey FAGM #119773505
You're welcome, Susan. I'm sorry that there was no headstone. Colin Baird

Added by Colin Baird on May 05, 2015 11:51 AM

Colin Baird
Savilla Bailey FAGM #119773505
Cemetery records show that Savilla Bailey FAGM #119773505 is buried in Section 5 North, Row 4, at Weaver Cemetery, but has no headstone. I'm sorry..

Colin W. Baird

Added by Colin Baird on May 04, 2015 4:38 PM

Audrey Ramsay Prest
RE: Timothy Whipple
Thank you — looks like we're cousins, though quite distant!
I have looked for Timothy in the DAR database of Revolutionary War patriots but cannot find him there. He was certainly the right age to have participated. The photo of his grave on appears to have a DAR symbol next to it. Do you have any evidence of his service?

Added by Audrey Ramsay Prest on Apr 24, 2015 8:30 PM

Audrey Ramsay Prest
RE: Timothy Whipple
Thanks for replying - sorry it took me this long to get back to you. We are talking about the Timothy Whipple b. 1723 and d. 1796?
I'm descended through his son John Whipple and his wife Basmoth Hutchins. Any chance you're in that line? I'd love to share research with someone else in the family.

Added by Audrey Ramsay Prest on Apr 22, 2015 12:02 AM

RE: Prospect Hill Cemetery
No but you added about 20 photos for the memorials that I had set up.

Added by SRGF on Apr 12, 2015 12:43 AM

Prospect Hill Cemetery
Hi Susan, thanks for all the headstone photos today. Great job!!!!


Added by SRGF on Apr 12, 2015 12:24 AM

Audrey Ramsay Prest
RE: Timothy Whipple
Great news — thanks! Do you recall where you found that information? I'm now very interested in the Whipples.


Added by Audrey Ramsay Prest on Mar 08, 2015 1:21 PM

Audrey Ramsay Prest
Timothy Whipple
I am just beginning to research the Whipple line. I am descended from Timothy's son John, and John's daughter Emeline, who married Oliver Dennett Kimball. I'd be happy to share any information I have on that line, if it interests you.
Do you know if Timothy Whipple served in the Revolutionary War? He may have been a little too old, and son John probably too young, but it's worth looking into.
I already have one Revolutionary patriot through the Kimball line, but would like to find others.
I'm in Los Angeles, CA. I began family research several years ago, let it sit for a while and now have picked it up again since I've retired.

Added by Audrey Ramsay Prest on Mar 07, 2015 11:07 PM

Paul Rolfe
You are welcome. If there are relatives or others you are looking for, let me know and I can check the names for you.

Added by Paul Rolfe on Jan 27, 2015 11:29 AM

Paul Rolfe
RE: Catherine & Stephen Kesler
Happy to do it. I was getting some other photos nearby. I do not know the family and will transfer any you want to manage.

Added by Paul Rolfe on Jan 25, 2015 12:50 PM

Paul Rolfe
RE: Sarah Cornelison Kesler
The Walnut Hill Burial book shows only five Kesler and nine Kessler graves in the four cemeteries (i.e. Cedar Lawn, Memorial Park, Ridgewood and Walnut Hill) so the fact the markers for Catherine and Stephen Kesler are nearby suggested to me that I at least let you know of their presence and location. The time of death seemed to tie in with the others too. Hattie and John Kessler are in section 09 and their deaths are from about the same time period as well; John died in 1914. Sarah is in section 08. Sarah and L. are shown as Kessler in the book.

Added by Paul Rolfe on Jan 17, 2015 11:26 AM

Paul Rolfe
Sarah Cornelison Kesler
Did you know there is another person buried beside Sarah? This additional grave is unmarked according to cemetery records but shows "L. Kessler" [sic] is also buried in section 08, lot 077, grave 3. The record has no death or burial date but it shows burial #2670 for "L." and #2671 for Sarah. Did she perhaps die in childbirth? There are also two more Kesler graves in section 08; they are perhaps 50 yards away. See Catherine (d. 1925) and Stephen (d. 1917) if you are interested. I will create memorials for them. I am not related and do not know the family, just a volunteer.

Added by Paul Rolfe on Jan 15, 2015 5:08 PM

Billie Keaffaber
RE: Johann Stephen Brecht information
Oh you welcome have lots more stories I was working on this line last night so thought I share sorry for big post I descend down Micheal Brechts lines. So guess we cousins distantly

Added by Billie Keaffaber on Dec 03, 2014 1:33 PM

Billie Keaffaber
Johann Stephen Brecht information
Stephan Brecht comes to a new land
Added by belairbel on 21 Oct 2007
Stephen Brecht, born in Schreissheim, Germany, in 1725 brought his new wife, Anna Veronice Praxedis Kremer, his mother, and his brother Michael first to New York. Before long they had moved to Pennsylvania where in Lancaster County on 11 Apr 1741, he was naturalized. Stephen organized the North Heidelberg Moravian Church on 9 Apr 1745, where his was the second burial upon his death 24 Sep 1747

(Original in German; English translation copied by Richard F. Albright)
In the name of god Amen, Whereas I, Stephan brecht (breght) of tulpehocken in lancsterCounty, am visited with weakness of Body but am of perfect mind, understanding and Memory, thanks be
given to God. Therefore, I will hereby make my last will and testament as follows: first of all I recommend
my immortal Spirit into the hands of allmighty God that gave it, in hope that the allmighty and Gracious god
will receive him to an verlasting rest for Jesus Christ my lords sake, amen, and for my Body I desire It May
be buried in a Christian like manner, and touching all my Worldly Estate I give and dispose thereof in the
following Manner: I will in General that all my moveables shall be Equally divided between My childen to
wit, David Brecht (breght), Hans Wendel Brecht (breght), George Adam Brecht (breght), Eva margreta
Brecht (breght), Catrina Brecht(breght), Elisabeth brecht (breght), Anna Maria Brecht (breght), madalina
Brecht (breght).
As touching my immovable/or Real Estate, I give and bequeath unto my Son GeorgeAdam Brecht (breght) and to his heirs and assigns My plantation where I live on with the one hundred and
fifty acres of land thereunto belonging. He shall pay therefore to my herein named Executors for me as the
above named heirs the Sum of two hundred pounds, pensylvany Currency, to be added to my Moveables.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my two sons david Brecht(breght) and Hans WendelBrecht (breght) their heirs, assighns forever, all the rest of my land for which land they Shall pay at the rate
of fifty pounds pencilia Currency per hundred to my Executors an Shall be added to my moveable Estate
and be divided according to the rule above given, So that my two last Mentioned sons receive Each of them
twewnty pounds less than the rest of my children in Consideration of what they had received of me before,
and thereas my Youngest daughter Magdalena in expectation to receive her Mother's third part. I will that
she shall recieve Twenty pounds less that the rest of my Children. I order also that My Loving wife
Elisabeth Shall be maintained by my Son George Adam Brecht (breght) [this being our ancestor, father of
George Adam II and grandfather of Buford Bright]out of the Plantation So long as She lives or Continues a
Widow, But if she should Marry or incline to go among her other friends or differs with my said Son, Then
my said Son shall pay her Twenty five pounds Pennsylia. Currency or what my Exects. shall think fitt and
Item, I give to both my Wife's sons, Each a mare and a Colt, to wit, Jacob Fisher, twoyearlings and to Christian Fisher one Yearling. Item, I ordain my Loving Brother Michael Brecht (breght)
and my Loving brother in law John de Hoff to be my Executors to Execute this my last Will. Now Lastly, I
made Void all my former wills by me made in writing or by word of Mouth and do ordain this present to be
my Last will and Testament. In Witness where of I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal done this 6th day
of January one thousand Seven hundred forty six and Seven. (At that time the Gregarian calendar was
followed making a year in two). Steffan brecht (Stephen Breight) Seal
Signed Sealed and Declared as his Last Will and Testament in our presence: Frederick Bekel and ConradWeiser (all spellings conform to original will, copied by Richard F. Albright) (Recopied using German will
name spelling and placing the English spelled names in parenthesies. Doris I. Hisel) BHC [Stephan Brecht
died in September of 1747. ]
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Added by Billie Keaffaber on Dec 03, 2014 3:38 AM

Jackie Carpenter
Thank you for your work on this line. I would love to share any new info you may have. Thanks Jackie Carpenter-Stovall

Added by Jackie Carpenter on Nov 22, 2014 5:27 PM

Amber Dalton
RE: Hanson's
Thank you!

Added by Amber Dalton on Oct 22, 2014 7:15 PM

Suzy & Rob
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 116698813
I calculated the birthdate from the cemetery records that show that she was 76 years old when she died. You can find the Fairmount records here:

You'll find Minnie listed on page 64.

Added by Suzy & Rob on Sep 28, 2014 7:22 AM


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